Category Archive: Highlands

Sep 27

Eileen na Goar, Highlands

Eileen na Goar   Eileen na Goar is a large vitrified fort, situated on the island at the entrance of Loch Ailort. This island, locally termed Eilean na Goar, is the most eastern and is bounded on all sides by precipitous gneiss rocks; it is the abode and nesting place of numerous sea birds. The …

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Sep 27

Arka Unskel, Highlands

Arka-Unskel Arka Unskel is 2½ miles ESE of Arisaig at NM693839 and has also been known as Ard Ghaunsgoik and Ard Ghamhgail. Described as on a promontory on the north side of Loch nan Uamh with a heavily vitrified wall. – Richard Feachem’s “A guide to Ancient Scotland” At the point where Loch na Nuagh …

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Sep 27

Castle Point, Troop

Castle Point, Troup Grid ref: NJ 837 661 Ordnance Survey Landranger series sheet no.s 29 and 30 10 miles W of Fraserburgh. Access to this promontory fort is by a motorable track N from the B9031 W of the steep-sided valley of the Tore of Troup. The site, which dominates the little Cullykhan Bay, is …

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Sep 27

Tap O’Noth, Inverurie

Tap O’Noth Grid ref: NJ 484 293 Ordnance Survey Landranger series sheet no. 37 20 miles W of Inverurie. The approach to this, the second highest fort in Scotland, involves a somewhat arduous walk from Brae of Scurdargue, approximately 1 ½ miles NW of Rhynie on A941 to Dufftown. The site crowns the conspicuous 562 …

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Sep 27

Dunnideer, Aberdeen

Dunnideer – Vitrified Fort Grid ref: NJ 612 281 Ordnance Survey Landranger series sheet no. 37 12 miles NW of Inverurie. Access to the group of monuments on Dunnideer Hill is by a signposted footpath from minor road from Insch to Clashindarroch Forrest about 1 mile W of Insch , off the B 992. The …

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Sep 27

Clickhimin, Shetland

Clickhimin Broch Location: 1 mile SW of Lerwick, Shetland. Owner: Historic Scotland This site was occupied in several periods, originally late Bronze age between 700 – 500BC. Firstly a simple farmstead which expanded to a blockhouse (fort) and then by a huge circular brock. A population of around 60 lived in this little fortress. Later, …

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Sep 27

Craig Phadrig, Inverness

Craig Phadrig – Vitrified Fort Region : Scottish Highlands District : Inverness Town or village : Inverness Grid Reference : NH 640 452 Period : 500 BC-AD 600 Craig Phadraig is a hilltop fort within a Forestry Commission plantation, 2.5km west of Inverness. It occupies a position with excelent views over the Beauly Firth. The …

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